There are three weeks left until the North West Labour Film Festival Oct 6-9th opens its doors. Check out what’s in store byclicking here.
Our film festivals are part of the build up to the world day for decent work on the 6th October. What our films reflect are the on-going struggles of millions of workers for workplace dignity and social justice (such as Silkwood and Trumbo in this year’s programme). Sometimes it’s easy to define our film genre: if a film is about a union or labour history, it’s a labour film. If it’s a film about working-class life that has an economic angle (Girlhood, I Daniel Blake), or if it targets political movements that organise for workers’ rights, it’s a labour film.
Our festival explore the treatment of marginalised workers (7 Chinese Brothers), call centre workers (Operator), the drive for profits in this global market at the expense of workers’ rights and safety (The 33), transnational exploitation (The Judgement), to name just a few.
This is true of Michael Moore’s Where To Invade Next, a ‘big picture’ satire about what a globalised world can teach wayward and dogmatic Americans about what they think they can do without — a good health-care system, access to abortion, workers’ paid holidays, and female leadership at the top.
The London Labour Film Festival, and its sister festival the North West Labour Film Festival, will entertain and shock you, and make you angry and amazed. But in the end these films, like hundreds of others, will provide the visual context for the changes that workers struggle to make.
We also have some great giveaways! During the screening of Mining Poems For Odes (which screens prior to The 33 in London, and prior to Where to Invade next at the North West festival), we'll be giving away FREE copies of Robert Tressell’s famous book 'The Ragged Trouser Philanthropist' and for those attending The 33 at either festival T-shirts or festival Quads will be given away.
‘Until the lights come up and the credits roll, a film makes people one’.
Join us for some solidarity cinema!
Venue: Arthouse Crouch End- click here for all tickets.
North West LIVERPOOL FESTIVAL
Note there are two venues for the NW:
-For Picturehouse films please visithttps://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/Picturehouse_At_Fact/Whats_On?filter=NW%20Labour
or ring Box Office Number: 0871 902 5737.
-For Plaza Cinema films please visit http://plazacinema.org.uk
or ring 0151 928 1530 (this is a special line for the festival)
See you at the festival.